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Words are Bricks!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.
~Sonia Choquette

  
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/17/2012 4:43PM

  Words are spiritual containers. What we say is life for us or death for us, we have the choice of confessing and speaking life or death over our lives, it is up to us what we choose, to live or die, life or death.

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MIRFA71 12/17/2012 2:02PM

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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2012 11:36AM

    Awesome!!

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EVIE4NOW 12/17/2012 7:47AM

  Great qupte and so very true.
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A Rainy Sunday

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A rainy Sunday afternoon. Wrapping gifts and watching seasonal television

  
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CAROL- 12/16/2012 7:57PM

    I am doing the same thing!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2012 6:53PM

    Glad you got some "down time" after moving!

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RUN4FOOD 12/16/2012 6:51PM

    It rained here until about 2:00. Was able to go to church this morning, then to lunch with my wife, grocery store, the gym and then outside to clean up junk left over from having our garage floor redone.
Turned out to be a busy and good day.

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Moving Sucks!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A long Saturday. Emptying boxes and hanging pictures, then Grandson's basketball game at 11:00 A quick lunch and off to the old house to pack stuff and back for the other grandson's basketball game followed by a nice dinner and an evening of setting up and wiring the computer, posting SparkPoints and off to bed.

  
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PMFISH 12/16/2012 2:32PM

    Hope you have room for everything. That is the hardest when you are trying to scale down. With the holidays upon us, you will probably get everything in order in a short time. Just look at it as a ton of calories burned.
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CAROL- 12/15/2012 11:27PM

    Hope you get settled in quickly!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2012 9:45PM

    Good luck!!!!!

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Start Where You Are!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Start right where you are. Move forward at your own pace.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 12/14/2012 9:53AM

    Yes, we are all different, all have to move at a pace and do what suits us.

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TOMWAMP 12/14/2012 8:29AM

    Good words of advice

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MSANITAL 12/14/2012 8:18AM

    Very good words of inspiration... thank you

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The Wooden Bown

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now,a year from now. A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult.. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.
The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.
'We must do something about father,' said the son. 'I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.'
So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.
When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, 'What are you making?' Just as sweetly, the boy responded, 'Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up. '
The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks.. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things: a rainy day,the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.'
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.You need to be able to throw something back sometimes. I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that you should pass this on to everyone you care about. I just did!FRIENDSHIP CANDLE NOTICE AT THE END, THE DATE THE CANDLE WAS STARTED.

GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS. I am not going to be the one who lets it die. I found it believable -- angels have walked beside me all my life--and they still do.********************* This is to all of you who mean something to me, I pray for your happiness.
The Candle Of Love, Hope & Friendship This candle was lit on the
15th of September, 1998

Someone who loves you has helped keep it alive by sending it to you. Don't let The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die.Pass It On To All Of Your Friends and Everyone You Love! May God richly bless you!

  
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HEALTHIERKEN 12/13/2012 9:29PM

    Very nice.

" . . . I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things: a rainy day,the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. . . . "

I used to be three for four here. I finally bought a pre-wired Christmas tree and now I'm four for four ; )

Thanks for this heart-warmer.
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1CRAZYDOG 12/13/2012 4:40PM

    I have seen this before, and indeed -- it is not one that is forgotten! Thank you and will pass it on as well.

Happy holidays to you and yours.

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